Six On Saturday 30-11-19

December begins tomorrow and the week has ended more or less where it began with some very cold nights and crisp clear days. In between we did have a few days where it was relatively mild and it is a wonder that plants don’t find this all rather confusing. After the first hard frosts there…

Six On Saturday 23-11-19

We had a bit of a cold snap this week and a few days where the temperature didn’t really get much above zero. It stayed dry and windless though with beautiful sunrises over the fields, crisp frost underfoot and a golden light illuminating the winter garden. If I am not mistaken there are only six…

Six on Saturday 16-11-19 ‘The Last Flowers’

Autumn seemed to be the shortest of seasons. This week has felt increasingly in the grip of winter and the temperature has rarely been far above freezing. This morning I was listening to a reading of Keats ode To Autumn on the car radio at the same time as I was scraping ice of the…

Six On Saturday 09-11-19

It was bonfire night this week and as the last fireworks went off we stood huddled together, watching the embers glow. It felt like a last act of defiance before the onset of winter. It might be some time now before we feel the warmth on our faces again. This morning the pond was frozen…

Six On Saturday 02-11-19

Is been a decidedly ‘dreich‘ week since the clocks went back last weekend. The combination of darkness and drizzle hasn’t left an awful lot of time for the garden. Yet this morning the sun is shining, the air is still and it is surprisingly mild compared to the harsh frosts of last week. The list…